ECP verdict proves Imran neither Sadiq nor Ameen: Fazl

PTI chief has turned out to be the 'biggest international thief' of this country, says PDM chief

News Desk October 21, 2022
PDM President Maulana Fazlur Rehman addressing a press conference in Islamabad. SCREENGRAB

Following the announcement by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against former prime minister Imran Khan, Pakistan Democratic Alliance (PDM) President and Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that it is proven that the PTI chairman is neither Sadiq nor Ameen.

A four-member bench declared Imran Khan’s National Assembly seat vacant as it unanimously decided that he had provided incorrect information in the case and disqualified him “for the time being”.

The verdict de-seated the former premier as per Article-63 (A) and ordered the initiation of criminal proceedings against him for submitting a false statement. However, the poll organising authority shied away from declaring the deposed premier disqualified for life.

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Meanwhile, the PTI leadership has announced that it will challenge the decision in court.

"Today, it has been proved that neither he [Imran] was Sadiq nor Ameen but he turned out to be the biggest international thief of this country," he said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Friday.

Fazl said that the ECP had also earlier brought to the fore the theft of Imran Khan in a foreign funding case. "It is embarrassing for the entire nation that one of its leaders sold gifts in the market. The situation is now clear to the nation. The facts have been revealed and more are yet to come," he added.

He said that PDM in its meeting discussed the economic situation of the country. "Imran Khan's government had pushed the nation towards a quicksand. We faced a lot of difficulties during the past six months. We had to revive an economically destroyed Pakistan. We were on the verge of default," he added.

He said that due to the wise decisions of the present rulers, Pakistan was removed from FATF's grey list today which is very big news for the entire nation.

"We admit the effects of policies reach the masses slowly but today the world is acknowledging that Pakistan had started its journey towards betterment."

Fazl said that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is working day and night to make the Pakistani currency stable. "We are now reducing the tariffs on petroleum products. Today, the PDM has suggested decreasing the prices of electricity as well," he added.

He further said that the general elections will be held on time and the government will achieve its economic goals.



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